Youth are an active and integral part of the St. Philip community. Both middle and high school youth at St. Philip have an opportunity to come together weekly for Bible study, devotions, fellowship, food, and fun through Sunday school and Wednesday night M3 activities. Youth leaders and Sunday school teachers plan and lead discussions on current events and topics, recent movies or songs, and their relationships to scripture or fundamental beliefs of the church.As well as activities within the congregation, youth have opportunities to experience the whole church by attending activities through Eastern Cluster events such as our Fall Rally; Synod events like Middle School Retreat, LYO Assembly, and national events, such as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Our youth are continuously involved in service projects for St. Philip as well as the community. Youth have been active in clean-up days around the church, Preschool Vacation Bible School, Music Week, mission trips, working at Agape/Kure Beach Ministries or Lutheridge/Lutherock, just to name a few. If you would like to learn more about youth ministry at St. Philip, please contact our office at 919-846-2992 or email@example.com.
Confirmation Sunday School Class (6th-8th Grades)
Our 6th and 7th graders journey through the Old and New Testaments in alternating years as part of their confirmation experience. The confirmation Sunday school class uses the Here We Standcurriculum from Augsburg Fortress. This class meets from 9:45-10:45 in the basement of education building from September through May.
High School Sunday School Class (9th-12th Grades)
The 9th-12th grade youth enjoy open discussion on many different topics. Open exchange of ideas, concerns and joys are encouraged in this small group setting. This class meets from 9:45-10:45 in the high school youth room in the basement of education building from September through May.
Confirmation at St. Philip begins in the 6th grade; however, if your child is older, he/she may begin at any time. The confirmation program is built to take at the minimum two years. We understand that sometimes youth are not ready to be confirmed at the end of those two years, or they need extra time to complete the confirmation requirements. Our program is designed to accommodate those who need to take an extra year or two. The curriculum we use is Here We Stand by Augsburg Fortress.
The Young Disciples is a youth choir that serve at all services once or twice monthly. Often they serve at two services with breakfast served in between. Practice is held in the music room immediately following the 11:00 am worship service on Sundays and lunch is served! September through May. Director Stephanie Rodelander firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle and High School Youth Group
The Youth Ministry Team builds the Body of Christ by providing a safe environment for faith, leadership, and relationship formation that reaches past the youth to their families, friends and the community. Rally Call: Be a Body Builder!!
The youth are invited to join us downstairs at 6:30 for gathering music. They are more than welcome to bring their instruments and join in! Middle and high school youth group programming will begin at 6:45 and we will do our best to finish up on time at 7:45.
Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO)
The Lutheran Youth Organization of the North Carolina Synod is open to all youth in grades 6-12. Youth are members by virtue of being a member of any NC Synod ELCA congregation. Each year at the LYO Assembly, congregations are invited to send two voting delegates who vote on the LYO Board members and any issues before the assembly. They also spend time in small groups learning, sharing and discussing the theme for the weekend. This year’s theme was “Pray Where You Are.” Our synod’s LYO is further divided into four clusters: North Central, South Central, Eastern and Western. We are members of the Eastern cluster. Each cluster holds annual rallies to encourage local participation in the Lutheran Youth Organization. These are great opportunities to see the larger church, youth style!! We are heading to the LYO Assembly in Greensboro February 24-26. The costs and schedule for 2012 have not been finalized, however, for planning purposes the cost in 2011 was $128 and we left for Greensboro at 5:00 stopping for dinner along the way!
Share the Word – Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)
What: Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a 3-day retreat incorporating table discussions, skits, songs, and serious talks focused on Christ. TEC is an awesome opportunity to grow in your relationship with Christ and build lasting Christian friendships. There are many TECs and similar groups that use the same retreat format located across America. Who: Those attending for the first time must be at least 15 and have completed at least a semester of 9th grade. Adults that wish to support this youth ministry first attend as guests. Both teens and adults may return to serve on later retreats. Where: Share the Word TEC is located in Eastern North Carolina. Retreats are held at Camp Agape near Fuquay-Varina, NC When:There are two retreats per year. They are held Labor Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. weekends.
Troop 342 is a boy led troop located in north Raleigh, NC. Our chartering organization is St. Philip Lutheran Church in Raleigh, NC. The troop has been a long-running success due to fine leadership and parental involvement. Today we have an active charter of 22 scouts and 8 adult leaders with an Eagle Honor Roll standing at 85 and growing. We meet on a weekly basis on Tuesday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) and Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.